Josh Smith Talks Recruiting

One of the top prospects in the 2010 class resides on the west coast, but that doesn't keep programs from all over the nation from taking notice. Josh Smith, the 6-foot-9 big man from Kent Washington spoke with KSR about his recruitment.

One of the top prospects in the 2010 class resides on the west coast, but that doesn't keep programs from all over the nation from taking notice. Josh Smith, the 6-foot-9 big man from Kent Washington spoke with KSR about his recruitment.

Leading Kentwood High School to a 19 win, 7 loss season, Josh Smith scored 21 points per game, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots per contest. Smith has also played well for his AAU club, Seattle Rotary Select this summer. "I played okay. I played pretty good against good competition, guys that are ranked at the top of their class," said Smith.

Smith does believe there is room for improvement. "Right now, what I do well is rebound and block shots," he said. "I do want to get into a little better shape. And I want to play better defense," he finished.

Smith has a who's-who of college basketball recruiting him, including: UCLA, Arizona, Duke, Georgetown, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga, Syracuse, and Tennessee. Even with all that tradition on his list, he hasn't been swayed by anybody at this time. "Everybody's all the same," said Smith. "I have no favorites," he said.

Smith hasn't taken any visits at all so far, but he plans to start soon. "I plan on taking them starting my junior year."

Since hasn't seen any campuses, he really hasn't thought about what he wants in his college experience. "Right now, I don't know what will be my deciding factors. It doesn't matter if the school is a national program or not. I'm still looking at everybody," said Smith.

Smith is rated as a five-star player and the number two center in the 2010 class by Scout.com.


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